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BA (Hons), DipSW, MA, Counselling and Psychotherapy Diploma

About me

I work in Sheffield as an integrative therapist, this means that I have an understanding of different ways of working and can draw on these to respond to each individual's needs. I offer counselling by telephone and zoom as well as face-to-face for young people age 13 and above and adults. I have a therapy room in the city centre for clients who might prefer to meet in a neutral location and can also offer counselling at my home in Walkley.

My focus is on creating trust through listening with empathy and responding with compassion, in the belief that you have the solutions to your problems, and having someone alongside you in the process of discovering this can bring the change you need. I offer short term or longer term counselling to suit your needs and welcome people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, neuro-divergence, gender identities and sexual orientations. My pronouns are she/her.

I bring a lively, hands on, problem solving approach to my client work and have seen very positive outcomes, with clients growing in confidence and self-esteem as they seek to resolve long term problems or deal with life and relationship crises.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained a Diploma in Counselling in 2017 and have experience of working with young people, students and adults with a range of needs including anxiety, panic attacks, low mood, depression, eating disorders, LGBT+, childhood trauma and abuse, relationship difficulties, intimacy issues, bereavement, loss, autism,  ADHD, DID, substance misuse and work related stress.

I am professionally accredited by National Counselling Society and trained in EMDR trauma therapy; Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming can be a highly effective intervention to unlock the mind's healing and can bring rapid and lasting change to mood and reduce anxiety.

I also draw on extensive experience in health and social care from working with children and families in the justice system as a qualified professional, and commissioning health and wellbeing services for children in public health. This gives me a broad range of experience of health and social needs and a good understanding of local services .

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £50 for counselling sessions of 50 minutes available during the working week, daytime or evening. I offer a limited number of discretionary concessions and flexibility over the frequency of sessions to help make counselling more affordable.

When I work

I work flexibly during the week, daytime and evening Monday to Friday

Further information

I enjoy offering counselling that is authentic, flexible and creative, for example...

Happy outdoors- connecting with nature is a great way to improve your mood and walking while talking is perfect for anyone who likes to move their body and is uncomfortable making direct eye contact...'Carol is really friendly and understanding, having someone who will listen to you is really important to me and Carol has helped me a lot by doing so '

Smart but casual- flexible support that gives you control over pace and frequency with time for self-development between sessions...'Before I contacted Carol and began my therapy sessions, I was basically stuck in life and felt like there was no way out. I struggled with binge eating and low self esteem, but I have been able to identify what my triggers are and work on how to come to terms with them and cope in a better way.  I've still got a long way to go, but seeing Carol was one of the best decisions I've made in my life'

Fellow traveller- reliable, consistent reflective support as you face life events and challenges...'I suffer from anxiety, depression and loneliness, and have been seeing Carol for a while now,  she is the most caring professional person and gave me lots of techniques to combat my anxiety and give me confidence to get through the bad times' 

Wise old head- trusted relationship for processing trauma and rediscovering your strength and joy...'With the use of EMDR therapy, Carol helped me overcome barriers I've had since I was a child and gave me the tools to reach a healthier state of mind'

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6

156 Arundel Sreet, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4RE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom